Resetting your PSN password? Don't. That's been hacked as well!

18 May 2011

playstation-networkPoor, beleaguered Sony haven't been having much fun lately. Some rascals decided to hack the Playstation Network and steal a bunch of data, leaving Sony to dash around like headless chickens while they sorted the mess out.

Then, to say sorry, they offered some free games, which saw ungrateful shits whining about the games being offered because they already had them.

Still, at least things were getting sorted out, right? Wrong.

Sadly, Eurogamer has seen video evidence that shows that the Playstation Network password reset page has also been hacked which allows hackers to change your password. All they need is your PSN account email and your date of birth, which just happens to be the information leaked after the initial PSN hack.

Sony say: "Those who are still trying to change their password via Playstation.com or Qriocity.com will be unable to do so for the time being. This is due to essential maintenance and at present it is unclear how long this will take.

"In the meantime you will still be able to sign into PSN via your PlayStation 3 and PSP devices to connect to game services and view Trophy/Friends information."

Sony later said: "Clarification: this maintenance doesn't affect PSN on consoles, only the website you click through to from the password change email."

It is suggested that users should secure accounts by creating a completely new email that you will not use anywhere else and switching your PSN account to use this new email, or risk having your account swiped by a ne'er-do-well.

Oh dear, oh dear.

TOPICS:   Technology   TV   Games   Privacy

12 comments

  • brian
    now if sony didn't remove the other os feature in the first place then all this would not have happened.
  • Michael
    Now if Sony didn't include the other os feature in the first place then all this would not have happened.
  • Rb_
    Now if Sony didn't release the PS3 in the first place, then all this would not have happened.
  • U J.
    Yeah! I'm so glad a bunch of basement dwelling twats fucked up the enjoyment of our consoles - take that Sony, give me back my Linux or I'll be forced to continue to have no online access bellend
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  • ShaunnyBwoy
    Thankfully, I never use my real date of birth for anything :) Well, thanks for the tip Mof. Guys at PSN don't seem to be all that bright!
  • Brad
    To be honest I used to moan about paying for xbox live and PS3 get it for free but I guess ill be winding my neck in a bit now.
  • VB1
    So its not actually been hacked again at all?
  • plop
    "Thankfully, I never use my real date of birth for anything" Erm...it doesn't matter if the DoB you originally gave Sony wasn't real, because that's the one Sony would ask for to confirm your ID, and the one hackers would have.
  • Tony
    For crying out loud Sony!!! This is getting ridiculous now... I don't even really care about the PSN - shut it down all together! But them allowing people to be able to access my data is pissing me off! Wont be opting for the PS3 version of anything anymore. Only exclusives now.
  • brian
    sony only included the other os feature to avoid paying tax, claiming that the PS3 was in fact a computer and not a games console. Then some bright spark found a potential hack via the other os feature to install and run unauthorised code which might have led to users being able to create homebrew games and also possibly play backup/pirated games. Sony removed the other os feature which alot of "computer enthusiasts" were keen on. These enthusiasts were rightly upset and that is what started this whole situation.
  • kingkerouac
    The failure of the Blu-ray drives in early adopted machines has really pissed me off. I paid a fortune for the console and since 3 years ago I'm onto my 3rd blu-ray drive at £80 a time.. Amateurs!!

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